Welcome to the home page of The Old Walnut Farm website. We hope you enjoy your visit.
The Old Walnut Farm is a small ensemble of renovated farm cottages and barns set in three acres of beautiful Dordogne countryside close by the village of Chassaignes.
The Old Walnut Farm can be found mid-way between Riberac, a traditional French rural town famous for it's Friday market, and Aubeterre sur Dronne, one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is the most perfect of places to spend your holidays in the South West of France.
On this website you will find everything you need to successfully plan your self-catering holiday in the Dordogne.
The Old Walnut Farm was originally two farms, merged many years ago and recently renovated to provide immaculate family acommodation in three gites, Valentin and Tulipe for up to five people each and Lily for up to seven.
Our swimming pool - a large 12m x 6m, has a substantial shallow end for children, a 200m2 sun terrace complete with loungers and parasols. Conforming to current safety standards, the pool and terrace are surrounded by a 1.2 m. high wall with a single access 'child-proof' gate.
The farm is set in it's own grounds of approximately 3 acres, giving way to open countryside beyond. Well off the main roads, access is by a private lane.
Location - Midway between Riberac and Aubeterre, we are close by Chassaignes, a small, traditional farming hamlet. Please refer to Location, in the menu bar above, for maps and links to assist in your research and planning.
Travel - If by car - we are approximately 340 miles from Caen, 400 miles from Cherbourg and 500 miles from Calais.
If by air - the nearest airports are Angouleme at 45 minutes drive to the north, Bergerac at an hours drive south; Bordeaux at 110 minutes south west; Limoges at two hours north east; and Poitiers at 130 minutes to the north.
And if by train - we are approximately 40 minutes south of Angouleme, our nearest TGV station.